The Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at around 8:41 am from a residence in the 6900 block of Highway 252 West of a man who had just broke into the victim’s home.
Deputies responded immediately to the home. Deputies arrived and made contact with a female residence that had locked herself in a bathroom.
The victim said she was outside her home this morning taking care of some chores. When she returned to her home the victim said she saw a man in her driveway in front of her home. The victim made contact with the male subject and asked if he needed any assistance. The man told her he thought someone else lived at the residence and the victim saw the man walk back toward the highway. She went into her home and went about her business.
Around 15 minutes later the victim stated to deputies she was in the front part of her home when her dogs started barking in the back of the home. The victim said she went to the back of her home to investigate. At that time the back door flew open and a man entered her home. The man grabbed the victim by the back of the hair and grabbed her shirt. She was able to break away from the man and she ran toward the front of the home. As she ran through her home she grabbed her phone went into her bathroom and locked the door. She put her body up against the door to help secure it. She was able to make contact with 911.
Deputies did not find a man on the property when they arrived. Investigators arrived and the home was processed for physical evidence. Two K-9 units were dispatched to see if a track could be developed. Other deputies canvassed the area to see if anyone had information to help in this investigation.
The suspect was described by the victim as around 6’ in height. He was perhaps in his late 30’s. The suspect was said to be wearing a denim style blue shirt or jacket. He was unshaven. He had brown eyes. The suspect had dirty black hair that came over his ears and a heavy body odor.
The investigation is continuing at this time. Anyone with information in this matter is asked to call the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office at 479-783-1051.